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Newbury: the venue for the second DBS Newbury jumps sale

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£100,000 pair top DBS Newbury jumps sale

TWO £100,000 top lots highlighted the second renewal of Doncaster Bloodstock Sales' boutique jumps auction held after racing at Newbury on Satuday.

Former trainer and bloodstock agent John Edwards hit the six-figure mark for the four-year-old King's Theatre gelding Moyaliff, who had finished seventh in the Goffs Land Rover bumper in May before winning a maiden point at Dromahane last month.

Edwards said: "I saw him win his race and was impressed, I've had a horse by the sire before and it won a race for me. I did think the horse would realise that sort of price."


The £100,000 mark was hit again when North Yorkshire trainer Noel Wilson bought Makari, who finished a close second in a Haydock bumper for his owner-trainer Mark Rimmell this month.

"He was the pick of the sale and appears to be a winner without a penalty," Wilson said of the Makbul gelding. "For this sale I fully expected him to make that sort of money.

"He has a good pedigree and has proved he's a racehorse. Hopefully he will be up to running at Cheltenham and Aintree."

A smaller catalogue led to a small decrease in turnover from last year's sale - from £720,500 to £670,000 - but increases in average (up by 45 per cent to £37,222) and median (up by 94 per cent to £32,000).

 

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TOP TEN

STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
King's Theatre £928,943
Presenting £854,809
Beneficial £702,808
Milan £673,067
Oscar £656,070
Westerner £543,568
Flemensfirth £465,623
Kayf Tara £421,559
Stowaway £372,236
Midnight Legend £361,335